You should be off to see The Wizard of Oz in Boston

You should go to this show.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Wizard of Oz is at the Citi Center Wang Theatre in Boston through April 24th.

My family and I went to the show on Wednesday night and it was SO GOOD! I had three generation of Oz fans in attendance. My mother, me and my three kids. We all loved it. Four out of five of us had seen the movie. The 5 year old had seen it but didn’t remember it. It didn’t stop him from enjoying the show. He only started to fade in the last two minutes of the show. It was 9:25 after all. So it was to be expected. My mom had a smile the whole show. The 9 year old was literally sitting on the edge of his seat. My 7yo girl sitting next to me was squeezing my hand evertime Dorothy sang.

We’re off to see the Wizard! @citicenter #wizardofoz

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In my time as a blogger I have been able to see many shows and come back here and tell you all about them.  I like some, really like others, but this one…I loved.  Like I would go see it again, loved. We attended the yellow carpet arrival of Dorothy, Toto, and the Muchkins.

Dorothy, Toto and a munchkin getting ready to walk the “yellow carpet” @citicenter #wizardofoz

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Getting an autograph from Dorothy!! #wizardofoz #Boston #citicenter

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The show stayed true to the movie and gave it a few new songs and some new, funny modern dialogue. I’ll let you see for yourself how they handle the tornado and the flying monkeys. It’s good stuff. The Wicked Witch even makes an appearance in the audience at one point.

If you’d like to go visit http://citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/wizard-of-oz for tickets!

“This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

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The Wizard of Oz at Citi Wang Boston – Giveaway

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“We’re off to see….” The most magical adventure of them all! At the Citi Wang Theater in Boston.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Wizard of Oz will play a 2-week engagement at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre, running April 12-24, 2016. This new production is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Would you like to win tickets to see the opening night? Dorothy and Toto will arrive at the Wang Theatre at 6 pm in an antique pickup truck (like on the farm!), where Munchkins will be waiting to escort her up the ‘yellow brick road’ and into the theatre.

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Already know you want to go? How about a discount?
Save 25% on tickets to see The Wizard of Oz at the Citi Wang Theatre! Visit http://citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/wizard-of-oz and enter code OZMOM to buy your discounted tickets. Discount applies to select performances (4/12 7 pm, 4/13 7 pm, 4/14 7 pm, 4/15 7 pm, 4/17 6:30pm ) while supplies last. Valid on all levels, excluding Orchestra Pit.

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Boston Red Sox – Calling All Kids!

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Opening Day is almost here!! Register your youngest Red Sox fans for Red Sox Kid Nation, the official kids’ fan club of the Boston Red Sox. Membership is free and the free ticket offer is for all members, while supplies last.

The Boston Red Sox have some new kids & family initiatives for this season both in and out of Fenway Park. Here are just a few…

Virtual Reality:

  • For the first time, the club will offer a virtual reality experience at Fenway Park through a series of 360 videos that give exclusive, all-access views of what it’s like to be a Red Sox player during the 2016 season.
  • Virtual reality stations will be available to kids in Wally’s Clubhouse and to all fans in the Kids Concourse. The videos will also be available to fans online.

Mobile Truck:

  • The Red Sox will take Fenway Park on the road with a new mobile truck that will bring the ballpark experience to communities throughout New England. The Red Sox Mobile Experience presented by T-Mobile features a 15-foot truck with panels that move to remake the Green Monster wall. The truck will carry a batting cage, virtual reality dugout, and pitching stations to dozens of cities and towns during the 2016 season.
  • The Red Sox Mobile Experience will debut the week of May 9 leading into MLB’s national “Play Ball!” weekend.

Free Tickets for Kids & Student Discount Tickets:

  • Entry-level membership in Red Sox Kid Nation (children 14 and under) will be free, and every child in the program can attend a game for free. Fans can begin signing up for the membership and free ticket starting today on redsox.com/kidnation.
  • For high school and college students with a student ID, the club will again offer a $9 ticket for every regular seasonhome game. The “Student 9’s,” presented by Selfeo, guarantee at least an entry into standing room with the possibility of an upgrade to seats when available.

Wally’s Clubhouse Updates: 

  • A rolling mobile exhibit will feature a miniature fiberglass version of Pesky’s Pole that youngsters can sign with a dry erase marker, a piece of the padded field wall that lines the infield and outfield, and various compartments with objects for them to feel, such as a deconstructed baseball and Fenway Park dirt.
  • Miniature lockers staged to look just like the ones in the Red Sox clubhouse will be installed in Wally’s Clubhouse, and an oversized trunk filled with authentic Red Sox jerseys, cleats, and batting gloves will be available for kids to play dress up.
  • In addition to the tactile elements, enhanced organized games and activities such as Red Sox bingo, story time, Q&A sessions, and lessons on scoring the game will take place in the space. The Red Sox will also host a comprehensive clinic later in the season for kids who want to learn how to score the game.
  • And for the young collectors in the family, an extensive Red Sox bobblehead collection will be on display in the Team Store window located in the Kids Concourse.
  • At the end of Spring Training, Tessie the Green Monster (Wally’s sister) will take her place in the Kids Concourse where she will be a permanent staple before and during Red Sox home games throughout the season.

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    Disclosure: This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in the #redsoxmoms program.

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Big Apple Circus! All that and a Coupon Code.

Hashtag Big Apple Circus :-) The @bigapplecircus is in Boston.

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I had to stay at home with a sickie when the Circus came to town. So SAD!

But believe me, I heard all about it. AND got live updates :-)

I just heard a story that involved trampolines, pogo sticks and a catapult! Um…

“The red spin wheel of death that went up and down and around and they did jump roping on it and it was as hiugh as the second floor.”

“The animal one was awesome. It had horses and dogs – POODLES!”

“The juggling act was cool. I liked the hula hoops as well. There were slinkies”

 

@bigapplecircus time!! #Boston #circus #rednose

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The Grand Tour Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The fun starts at 3:30pm with interactive entertainment by our Clown Doctors, followed by a full performance of The Grand Tour, and then dessert in the Ring with the performers. Plus free popcorn for all and free goody bags for the kids! Tickets start at $30. All proceeds support Big Apple Circus Clown Care® at Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as our adapted performances.

Performances of The Grand Tour begin on Thursday, March 24 and run through Sunday, May 8 under the Big Top at 1 City Hall Plaza (Government Center), Boston, MA 02201, following the show’s World Premiere engagement at Lincoln Center, NYC and month-long engagement in Bridgewater, NJ.

You should totally go and that coupon code will still work! To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code BIGAPPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/ and at the box office.
*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

***A note about Food Allergies! The Big Apple Circus has updated its policies about nut products in concessions… “Your little peanuts are important to us, which is why our concession stand does not sell peanuts or products containing peanuts. Snack on!”

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Big Apple Circus is coming to Boston – Ticket Giveaway

image001The Big Apple Circus is about to return to town, with their 38th all-new show, THE GRAND TOUR, playing under the Big Top at on City Hall Plaza March 24 – May 8.

We went last year and had SO MUCH FUN! I’ll have to dig up the video of my husband skipping around the big top dressed as a bride. For realz. That was so fun, for me anyway ;-)  Here’s the hubs, before he was asked to put on a dress. LOLOLOL!

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This year, playing under the Big Top at City Hall Plaza, Boston, the show runs from March 24-May 8, 2016. The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began touring the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on a whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each performance.

GIVEAWAY!
Want to win a 4 pack of tickets to the show on Sunday, March 27 at 4:30 pm??

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Tickets for The Grand Tour start at $25 and are available at www.bigapplecircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750.

The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top, opens Monday, March 21, there is no service charge for tickets purchased at the box office. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday through Monday from 10am to 6pm. The Big Top is heated in cold weather, and air-conditioned when it’s warm, for all–season comfort! The show runs for 2 hours, including a 20 minute intermission. For more ticket information, group sales, inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code BIGAPPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/  and at the box office.

*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

The Grand Tour is a first-class jaunt.”The New York Times 

“A class act … Sophisticated and beautiful.”The Village Voice

“Language can’t do justice to the visual and kinetic thrills of the Big Apple Circus. Just go!”

Time Out New York

“Polished and fun.”Daily News

“The Finest Up-Close Circus in America.”Variety

“America’s Best Circus for Children.”Parents Magazine

 

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The non-sporty boy. He likes to dance!

The other day I read an article on HuffPost Parents about raising a boy that doesn’t play sports. I shared it on my Facebook page.

My husband is having a hard time with this. The non-sporty son.Me? Notsomuch. He might not ever make that layup, but…

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It resonated with many more people than I expected. It would appear that there are many non-sporty boys out there.

I guess I was sharing it as my own explanation for having a boy that doesn’t like sports. People normally ask what sports he’s doing instead of a general “what is he doing?”. I always launch into an explanation about how he tried all these different sports but never found his thing. Trying to explain. I see him struggle to answer it sometimes too. Although he is playing basketball right now, so at least he has that to offer. But let’s just say the college scouts are not making a bee line for the local YMCA’s courts. Um, no.

But I don’t want us to do that anymore. Why am I listing the things he has tried and doesn’t like? Why don’t I tell people that he draws, builds, and creates? He is loving his clarinet lessons. He’s going to take more acting classes. Fencing is something he’d like to try. They can ask him questions about all those things!

So in that spirit what he really loves, what he does, is dance.

I frequently tell people that there is nothing my boy works harder at or likes to do more than dance. Hip Hop dance to be precise. He is not a prodigy, but he’s really really good. And he loves it. So there you go.

The day I posted that FB status update we also went to his dance class and I took a little snippet of video…

 

Miss Twyla worked them really hard that day. He only learned those moves 15 minutes before I tried to stealthily record them through the glass door. In the car on the way home he said, “OMG that’s not a dance studio, that’s a murder room! I think I’m dying!!”.

He might have felt that way, but he’ll go back to that murder room. Week after week he will go. And love every minute of it. Because it’s what he does.

 

 

 

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